“FOREWARD: Every scientific fact accepted today once burned as a fantastic fire in the mind of someone called mad. Who are we on the youngest and smallest of planets to say that the INVISIBLE RAY is impossible to science? That which you are now to see is a theory whispered in the cloisters of science. […]Read more "The Invisible Ray (1936)"
Wow. I really miss Sam Raimi. You have to wonder what happened: one day, you are making some of the most insane, whacked out and totally unique movies ever and the next?… You look just like everyone else. Now, I know the cynical among you will say that this is because someone in Hollywood waved […]Read more "Darkman (1990)"
Just for the record, this is not Toho’s 1954 Invisible Man film, Tômei ningen: instead this one is by Daiei and is the oldest preserved Science Fiction film made in Japan — and, depending on how you count the two King Kong copies they supposedly made in the Thirties, quite possibly the first one made. It […]Read more "Tômei ningen arawaru [Invisible Man Appears] (1949)"
Film — as an Avant Garde art form? That is essentially what the director, Marcel L’Herbier, is doing here. This film was made at the height of the Paris Avant Garde of the Twenties, with a handful of Marcel’s friends from the world of art providing the mise en scène — including Fernand Leger, René […]Read more "L’inhumaine [The Inhuman Woman] (1924)"